Probably the worst World Cup ever but at the same time for lads of my vintage the best. Certainly the best time as an Ireland fan. Was just at the perfect age (12). 88 was slightly too young to take it in properly, while 94 and 02 was still class but just not quite the same, although 02 had the bonus of drinking in the pub.
Off the Ball doing a 20 year anniversary special on Monday night. Apparently yer man Declan Lynch from the Sindo has a book out about it too. Cunt of a man but I’ll be buying it.
Would love to see more clips from RTE from the time like this, specifically Dunphy throwing his pen after Egypt game, haven’t seen it since.
Also a brilliant article by Roddy Doyle. Written only three years after but sums up the time perfectly.